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An Overview of Issues in Psychometric Assessment

  • Charles S. Carver
  • Karen A. Matthews
Part of the The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)

Abstract

The notion that psychological variables influence physiological processes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) seems simple and straightforward, at first. Upon closer examination, however, this idea turns out to be substantially more complex. Indeed, it has several rather distinct facets, each of which warrants examination in its own right.

Keywords

Social Desirability Psychological State Psychological Variable Dispositional Optimism Anger Level 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles S. Carver
    • 1
  • Karen A. Matthews
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryWestern Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA

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